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Springfield Globe -Republic
THE HPHINGFIELO GI-OBE, I
Voliiiiio IV. Numbor 333. f
SPKEtfGFIELD, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, EEBRUAKY 5, 1885.
I THE SPBINGFIKIvH REPUHTJC
1 Volume X.X.X.. Mnmber 331.
OWEN, PIXLEY A. CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Light rain
and snow, followed by colder clearing
weather, winds shifting to northerly, gener
ally higher barometer.
Some disbelieve nliat wevsay, but
they won't le and bye. Some are pre
judiced because we Tf ear strange faces,
but they won't be bje and bje. We
practice what we preach, you'll believe
it bye and bye.
Can't expect us to do all the clothing
business this early. We think It safe to
say, however, that we are "hoeing our
road" pretty effectually.
Before we mention a Wooly (not all
wool) Suit for 7 or $S we are particu
lar to see that the suits are' here.
They're lier to-day.
Of all tbe different sorts of drcsy and
fairly dressy outfits, what is there
that becomes a man so "perfectly love
ly" as those line velvet trimmed double
breated Fur Beaver Coats and Vests at
$15, in combination with jt pair of
Glob Mills Cossimore or Worsted
Pants at $T!
Well off in i to 12 year Boys Suits,
from the meanest to the most expen
sive. We've the worst yon ever saw,
and the best. We begin at $2 and spell
up. Its your time. We are anxious to
sell. Save trouble, invoicing.
Everything- in Mens' and Boys' Hats
and Caps that are going for oOc. are
now in the East Window. Tlio price
seems to interest and call back many.
The party kids (not those that infest
the Opera House lobby) we mentioned
yesterday as being reduced to a dollar,
may he seen in filth case down west
side. Every pair not warranted.
Its time to travel. Take np thy
satchel and walk. If touud slightly
delapidatcd, and needs replacing with
new, think of the assortment we carry.
Any size. Any goodness. Our way.
If its a white shirt for Sunday, a blue
for Monday, or a chiviot for any other
day, expect to 11 nd it here at less. The
GOc Fancies are going, none coming.
Snbbcr CoatsTand Umbrellas, from
good to best. We draw the line at
good, which is as poor as any ought to
bny. Judge from quality, not price,
and select where assortment is greatest.
Where is that I. ,T.
Underwear yon can afford to buy, if
yen can afford to pay; ours is an accom
infiutlng stock. Low enough, 25.
S:otch Gray (what are left) 40. Then
50, CO, 65, 75, and way np to Camels
Hair and the finest of Lambs Wool.
We onght to say the sane gentle
men's Half Hose. It ought to be true.
It Is. The very poorest are gone. The
next and next are here, and some bet
ter. Its onr own making of lean
Pants that makes the prices so differ
ent. Did you ever notice those Wooly
ones at $1, with welt seams at $1.25.
OWES, PIXLEY Jfc CO.,
Springfield's Only One-Price Clothiers.
Tharc nre COO professional beauties
in London who d(n"t work at all.
Tho Louisville Times relates that a
Tennessee Judge sentenced William
Morrow to be hanged, and supplement
ed his remarks witn a second sentence
to the penitentiary for life under a find
in" of a jury on another indictment.
Tne poor wretch looked at the Judgo
with an inquiring face and plaintively
asked: "How can you make me do
"Please give me something to eat;
I've not had a warm mouthful in a
week." "Here, my good man, is a
plate of nice, iiot soup foryou," replied
the cook. "Hot soup!" lie howled.
"Haven't you got something else? This
makes the'iifth plate of hot soup I've
had in the last hour. It is not healthy
to put so mueh hot soup on an empty
stomach." San Francisco Wasp.
"When Dr. Kane returned from the
Arctic regions," as the Boston Globe
tells, "Boston experienced a very cold
winter. One extremely frigid day one
fentleman on Trcmontstreet remarked
fo another: "Phew! isn't this cold?'
Cold?" was the reply, 'not in the least
Why. I just saw Dr.Kane up the street
ami" he had on a lini'ii itu-ter, a Pana
ma hat. slippers, . u ' w.i fanning him-
CORR'-JTED BT CllAS. W. PaTKTKR A CO.
Dally Eeport Thursday, Feb. 5, 1SSS.
Better Good supply, but dull at 16i?0c retail.
Kot.s Ovod supply, ISc f-er doz.
Poultry Gool demand; chickens, young. SOa
30c; oM, Z5a35c each.
Api-lls-JI U1 50 per boh.
Potatoes 3540c erhnsh.
swknr Potatoes SI .SCUiul per bush. Jeneys
Cabbage Hull: S.I.M a !" 00 ter bbl.; 5c head,
Osioxs Scaice; TaiSOc pet outh.
Salt Snow-flake brand, JI.C y.r jbL
Coal Oil Sal5A20c per gal. .
Bcar- creo Meats Sides, 9c; shoulders, 7c;
hams, 12c; b. bacon, 10c.
Sugars A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: V hlt, !ic per lb; extra C
light, 6Kc per lb; ..ellow C,ic per lb; C, 5c
Coffee Maile lower; JTa, 20a30c per lb;
Rio, golden, ISaa) per lb: Itio, prime green, 12a
15c per lb; Kio,x nu.on, 10c per lb.
rirRurs 40asiu;0c ir gal.
Molasi.es 'e Orleans, WaS0cpergal;sorgham
60c per Eal.
KlCE Best Carolina, SJ-Jc per lb.
Oysters stxs perqt.
Dried ArrLEs-8 l-3c per lb.
Dkikn Pkacues iOc ier lb
CiiiCKass-Urewed, l 75af3.S5a$3 So perdosen.
Tcrkkys ' 12!c per lb.
Ducks " t-1 75a3 50 par doi.
Babbits SI ZSal 50 per doz.
Fine washed, 2Sa30c; unwashed, i oil.
Raisiks New lOalSJJc per lb,
Ccbrastk Nw 7!c per lb.
APrLss New sic . lb.
PeaCMks Hale HKif, mixed 8Jc par lb.
Pruhka New 7Jc per lb.
Captured by the Arabs.
The Fate of General Gordon Un
known. Intense Feeling in London and
The Strand and Fleet Street
Thronged with Excited
Gladstone Fearfully Disturbed by
the News and will Prob
Army Men Offer Their Services for
a Relief Expedition.
Kharteom Taken by the Rabela.
Loxdox, February 5. 10 a. m. Intelli
gence has just been received here that Khar
toum has been raptured by the Arabian reb
els. The whereabouts of General Gordon
are unknown. He is probably a prisoner in
tbe bands of tbe victors.
London, February 5. 10:15 a. m. Gen
eral Wolseley telegraphs that Khartoum baa
fallen. He saa that when Colonel Wilson,
who went from Metemneh to Khartoum,
reached the latter place, he found it in the
bands of the rebels. He returned to Metem
neh under a heavy fire from both banks of the
London, February 5. lf30n. m. Tha
Daily Telegraph, on official authority, con
firms the report of the fall of Khartoum. It
says the rebels secured the city by treachery.
General Gordon is probably a prisoner in tbe
hands of the victors.
London, February 5. noon. The morn
ing papers issue extra editions in which they
continue to affirm the fall of Khartoum.
From the War Office.
London, February 5 12:30. The war
office has issued the following:
Telegrams from General Wolseley announce
tbat the fall of Khartoum took place on Jan
uary 20. He says Colonel Wilson arrived at
Khartoum January 28 and was greatly sur
prised to find that the eTiesry-were-is-possession
ot that place. He immediately started on
his return down the river and proceeded un
der a heavy fire from the rebels. When
some miles belew tbe Sbnblaka cataract, Col.
Wilson's steamers were wrecked but he and
his whole party managed to reach an island
in safety, where tbey are now secure. The
steamar has gone to bring them back to the
British camp, near Metemneh.
Gen. Wolseley gays he has no information
regarding the fate of Gen. Gordon and does
not know whether he is dead ar alive.
At Two This Afternoon.
London, February 2 2 p. m. There is no
longer any doubt that the Mahdi holds pos
session of Khartoum. Some hopes are enter
tained that General Gordon may still be hold
ing out in the citadel ot the town. Mean
while there is great excitement in London
and everywhere throughout the British Isles
where tbe news is known and it is rising to
feTer beat. The clubs and public resorts of
every descriptioi are thronged with crowds
ot people, eager to catch the last syllable
of intelligence from the distant
Egyptian desert, Throngh Fleet street and
the Strand it is almost impossible to make
one's wav, so crowded are these thorough
fares with throngs of excited citizens. Most
people take a gloomy view ot the position ot
the British troops in tbe Soadan. The
jubilant gladness which characterized En
gland in -regard to Egypt ever since tbe wel
come news of Stewart's successful ar
rival in tbe neighborhood of Metemneh
was received has given way to
universal depression, and expressions of dis
may and forebodings come from almost ev
erybody. It is too early to estimate the in
fluence of tbe news on the political situation.
The war office is beseieged with army offic
ers, tendering services for active duty in the
Soudan. Numerous telegrams are being re
ceived from officers throughout the country
asking assignments to a Rescue Expedition,
should the Government conclude to organize
one. The capture of Khartoum has
created grave fears, especially in army
circles for the sa'aty of General Stewart and
his army. A number of military officers of
rep ate even express the opinion that unless
rein'orcem nts are hurried forward to Korti
the fall of Khartoum may lead to disasters
to the forces under Lord Wolseley and Gen
A Cabinet council has been summoned to
meet at once. Gladstone is fearfully dis
turbed by the news, and some people believe
he will resign.
London, February 5. A dispatch from
General Wolsley states that Gi-n ral Stewart
is doing well. All the British wounded have
been brought back to Yakdue wella.
London, February 5. Native reports are
to the effect that tha Mahdi bad 60,000 men
in the vicinity of Khartoum and that he in
troduced a number of bis emissaries into the
city. These emissaries mingled freely with
the tative troops under General Gordon and
by bribes, threats and working on their re
ligious feelings, induced them to mutiny.
Seven thousand of the garrison deserted to
I the rebels, leaving Gordon only 2,500
faithful soldiers. With this small
force be attempted to hold the city against
the Mahdi's great army, but after severe
fighting, in which a large number of rebels
were killed, he was compelled to surrender.
Gordon' Fate Still Unknown.
Loxdos, February 52 r. u. When Sir
Charles Wilson reached Khartoum he found
that the Mahdi's forces occupied both town and
citadel. He tried to land and ascertain the fate of
Gen. Gordon, but this step he found impossi
ble. The enemy's Runs were tamed upon
him in full force. He was, therefore, com
pelled to turn his back upon the fallen cify
and return to Gubat without rinding out
whether Gordon was dead or alive.
Tin. Recaption of the News.
London, February 5. 3 p. m. News of
the downfall of Khartoum has created grave
apprehension in regard to the wholt, Egyptian
problem among the members of the Cabinet.
Gladstone and Earl Granville started for
London as soon as the news reached them.
A Cabinet council will be bald this r-u-
Military authorities ire of the opinion that
General Gordon sent the grea'er part of his
troops down the Nile to meet Stewart's forces
and so depleted tbe garrison in the town and
citadel of Khartoum tbat an attack 07 the
enemy from Omdurman was rendered much
The greatest activity prevails at the war
department. Many officials remained on duty
all last night.
Jio Immediate Dancer.
London, February 5. 4 p. m. Lord
Wolseley telegraphs tbat he does not con
sider the British position at Gubaie in any
New York, February 5. It is said, at Sf
Vincent's hospital this morning, to which
O'Donovaa Roasa was removed yesterday,
that he passed a comfortable ni?hr.
and is greatly improved. Physicians
think it will not be many
days before he will be out and about. He
receives tbe best of care and attection as a
pay patient. Mrs. Rossi and Pat Joyce
called this morning. Only relatives and inti
mate friends are permitted to see Rossa,
SHABrsviLLE, Pa. February 5. Last night,
while Edward Shell waa returning from
church with bis mother, he was shot
and dangerously wounded in the abdomen
by a young woman named Kittie Ried, who
frequently threatened to shoot him if he did
not marry her. Shell is still livi'i? and rest
ing easy. Miss Reid was arrested.
German Liberal Paper Seized.
Berlin, February 5. The Government
seized tbe entire edition of yesterday's Dan
ziger Zeitung, the liberal paper, because of
the radical tone of its Hamburg correspond
ence. Drue Store Tribady.
Cuba, Mo.. February 6. Ed. Green, drug
store clerk, shot and kila Howard Martin,
who demanded whisky, and, rm being refused,
assaulted the clerk.
Dynamite in Russia.
St. Peteesbcbo, February 5. The police
have ascertained that the Greek church at
Jacob -taut was destroyed by dynamite, and
not burned as reported.
Washington, February 4. Sixati. The
Chair laid before the Senate the President's
message relating to Mrs. Grant's offer to the
Government of the swords and other military
and civil testimonials lately belonging to
General Grant, and recommending Congress
to pass a bill to enable the President to place
General Grant on the retired list.
The Senate resumed consideration of tbe
inter-state commerce bill, which finally
pasted 13 to 12.
House. Mr. Atkinson, from the commit
tee on railways and canals, reported a bill for
the survey of a water route to connect Lake
Michigan with Detroit n -. Referred to
Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Mutchler, from the Committee on Civil
Service Reform, reported adversely the bill
prohibiting the removal of Union soldiers or
dependent relatives in the civil service except
for cause. Placed on the House calendar.
Mr. Millard obtained permissiou to file a mi
nority report hereafter.
Mr. Money, from tbe Committee on Post
offices and Postroads, reported a bill to reduce
the postage on mailable matter ot tbe second
class. Placed on the House calendar. (It
ptovides that postage on publications of tbe
second iass, when sent by tbe publisher to
bona fide subscribers, shall be one tent per
pound or fraction there f.)
House went into Committee of .e Whole
on the river and barVir bill.
Washington, February 5. Sinati Mr.
Sherman introduced a bill to provide for
strikicg medals to commemorate tbe loli
pletion of the Washington monument, de
ferred. Ohio Legislature.
CoLCMiua, Febuary 4. Sinati. Bills
passed: Senate bill fixing attorneys' fees in
partition cases; bill relative to agenis testify
iug in certaia cases; House bill providing for
counting the State vote; Senate bill author
izing county commissioners to grant right ot
way for street ruilriiiuls.
House. Bills passed: Senate bill amend
ing the law for county commissioners to ac
cept legacies for public institutions; House
bill making both tenants and landlords re
sponsible for fire escapes; House bill author
izing an additional judge in the Ninth dis
trict. House bill authorizing Sunday advertising
was discussed at length and postponed.
Senate amendments to penitentiary piece
price plan bill were non-concurred in.
Cicero Jellerson, John A. Suivtb, John J.
Wilson, and a au namjd Ryan, all murder
ers, were taken from jail and lynched by a
crowd of a hundred citizens at Des Moines,
The Clifton annexation bill is likely to
Gen. Grant is slowly recovering from his
throat and tongue troubles.
Tom C. Campbell, ot Cincinnati, announces
his purpose to quit criminal business. His
wife's health has broken down under his
The boycotting of the Reichrath, at
Vienna, Austria, by the press in consequ nee
of members having spoken insultingly of 1.
porters has ctased, satisfactory apologies hav
iag been offered. The newspapers will now
resume the publication of speeches and other
Tbe Pope administered first communion to
Miss Laura Jenkins, of Baltimore.
Five thousand Abyssinian troops have been
cent by King Jobu to relieve the garrisons at
Galabot and Geerab.'
It is reported in Paris tbat two well known
German officer! and one Frenchman were
among the killed on tbe Mahdi's side in the
recent battles in the Soudan.
The inquest in London in the case of Cap
tain Armstrong, of the bark Wellington, who
was killed by bis crew, has developed that
while he was a sober man, he took a dose of
laudanum (forty drops), feeling ill, and short
ly afterward began shooting wildly at bis
crew. In the attempt to disarm him fatal
injeries were inflicted.
The Ohio Central Railroad will be sold by
order of court.
Cincinnati's total bonded indebtedness is
N. J. Murdock, Chicago salesman, was
killed by a fall in tbe Grand Pacific Hotel.
W. R. Morrison was nominated for Sena
tor by tbe Democratic caucus of the Illinois
The Toronto Presbytery has decided that a
man may lawfully marry his disceased wife's
Governor Cleveland is at the Victoria Ho
tel, New York, to meet Democratic Congress
men and others from Washington.
A pasjenger train on the Colorado Central
was derailed by ind near Georgetown, Col
orado, and eighteen passengers injured.
A local passes ijer train on the C, C C. &
I. was derailed by a misplaced switch near
Dayton. O. Engineer and fireman seriously
Tbe second annual reunion and dinner of
the Loyal Legion, Ohio Commandery, took
place in Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon and
Wru. S. Kirker, former teller of the Second
National Bank of Ironton, O., was sentenced,
in tbe U. S. Court, to five years in the Law
rence county, O., jail tor making false en
tries. This is the minimum sentence for tbe
Fires Wednesday: A. B. Chittenden's
building, ii New York; less $50,000. Firm
in building. Major & Kcapp Company, loss
$150,000. Agricultural College at Amherst,
Mass.; loss, $30,000.
i TERA.R T SO TES.
The issues of the Atlantic for Jiauary and
February, maintain tbe very high literary
character of this magazine, which most per
sons of intelligence and culture feel that they
must have. Address the publishers at Boston,
General George B. McCIclIan will contrib
ute two papers to tbe Ceutnry war series, one
of a general nature on the peninsular cam
paign, and the second on'Vue battle of Antie
tam. General- Joseph-??"-' Johnston, who
until the battle of the Seven Piues, command
ed the Confederate forces opposed to McCIell
an in the same campaign, will write of the
Confederate side, covering the period from
Manas3as to Seven Pines, dealing with both
battles, and with his on n relations and dif
ferences with Jeffersoa Davis. It will be re
membered that General Johnston was
wounded at Seven Pines, and was soon after
succeeded in command by General Lee.
Littell's Living Age is a- weekly magazine
tbat constitutes, in itself, an entire library,
and of the very choicest reading, at that. Its
editor gleans all fields of current literature
and publishes, each week, many pages of the
best productions of American and foreign
authors. Address publishers Living Age,
The Feoruary issue ol Wide Awake, (D.
Lothrop k Co., Boston,) is quite as good as
usual, which is certainly praise enough.
The old North American Review (Thorn
dyke Rice, New York, editor and publisher,)
not only meintains its high intellectual chai
acter, but it cm marked out for itself a new
path in the line of securing papers, on current
topics of public concern and vital interest
from men who are supposed to have the best
and greatest personal knowledge concerning
Katcoffis the name of tho foremoit
editor of Russia.
Clara Louise Kellogs has a mania
for real point lace handkerchiefs.
John Montgomery Sears pays the
largest individual tax in Boston.
Mrs. Chief Justice Waite frankly tells
Tisitors she cannot return their calls.
Henry James the novelist, is some
times mistaken for the Princo of
The welcome announcement is made
that paper cigarettes are going out of
Mrs. George Bancroft is said to
wield the needle as ablyas her husband
does the pen.
Sergeant Mason, who shot at Giteau,
is living in peace and quiet on his farm
Maine claims 3,000 books and pam
pblets written by Maine people or re
lating to Maine.
Swinburne, the poet, has a small
body and a big head. This is a failing
of poets generally.
The Mormon Church ha3 more mis
sionaries than tho American Board o'
Jules Levy frankly said to a Louis
ville reporte'r: "1 am the only great
cornetist in the world."
Wooden shoes keep their wearer's
feet warm and dry. But it must bo
confessed they are not pretty.
There should be no pardoning powei
to savo from the gallows tho wretch
who deliberately wrecks a train.
General Sherman U a heavy eater,
and occasionally the guest who comes
in after him finds the pio all out.
A human jawbone- of great size and
perfect state of preservation has been
found sixty feet below the surface in a
Georgia limestone quarry.
The eldest daughter of Rev. Tal
ma"e is said to be one of tho prettiest
girls in America. It is needless to add
that sho revcmblcs her mother.
In Western Nevada prospectors pile
up vast quantities of snow on tho
mountains and cover it with brush, in
order to provide a water supply for
summer use. .
iJunug the r-xt SoOycars it has been
computed, there can bo only one total
eclipse of tho un that of Aug. 12,1999
which can be seen in England.
LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT.
"How do you feel now, mother
dear?" asked a tender young voice.
"U your head any better!"'
"No. Mabel. It aeiios and achos,
until I almost wish I could diu. Lay
your hand hero."
Mabel's check paled as her mother
took her hand and pressed it against
her burning temple.
Such lire would soon burn out life's
She wet a cloth and bound it round
the fevered head. As she did 10 tha
sick woman gave a sigh of relief. She
opened her eyes and turned a gratuful
look upon the girl.
"Do you know, Mabel," alio said
feebly, ""I dreamed last night of tho
dear old homo where we lived boforo
your father died. You were a weo tod
dling baby then. It seems to me, if I
could have some of the flowera that
grew in tho garden in front of tho
house, the very smell of them would
Tears wished to Mabel's eyes. They
lived i the jrrcat crowded city, and
they were poor. Mabel could not spare
from her scanty hoard even tho trilling
sum for which sho could buy a bunch
of flowers from the vendors who were
stationed r.t so many different places
alonj thp street.
How could sho get some of the fra
grant treasures for her mother?
Suddcnlv came a thought of an old-
fashioned mansion a littlo way out of
tho city. It was embowered in a wil
derness of bloom.
Surely it would bo no harm for her
to go and ask for some flowers; thoy
could but refuse them.
Sho bent over the invalid and kissed
"Mother," she said softly, "if yon
will bo content to stay alone for a few
hours I think I can gratify your long
ing, if not for the blo-soms that grow
about your old home, for some just like
them. I will ask Mrs. Gray to come
in anil give you your medicine regular
ly." Mrs. Gray was n kind-hearted wo
man who occupied u part of tho house
in .vliioh they lived, and iho readily
consented to minister to tho Invalid's
comfo-t in any way sho could during
It was not without a tremor that
Mabel at last found herself in a broad,
neatly-kept path which led to the
A hujrc inatifl" sprang toward her as
she noared the house.
"Down. Nero! Down!"
The speaker was an old gentleman,
who evidently feared that the approach
of tiie dog would intimidata Mabel.
But Nero contented himself with 1
good-natured sniff, reserving his tiercel
t de for a more suspicious party.
His master look pleased to see Mabel
iat hi.-- head fearlessly. The truth was,
row that she was in the presence of the
stately old master of the place, her
herrt failed her. and sho was glad ol
an excuse to defer asking for the flow
' Well, miss," he said courteously,
"cai 1 I do anything to put you in tht
way of lindiug the person you aro seek
ins?" "It is j 111, sir. I came to ask you
for some flower for my ick mother."
"Pick all you want. The more tho
bf-.ter. You : re welcome to all you
Just "then Mbrl heard a clear,
ringing voice shout: "Grandfathor!"
and out of the cool, tih d hall, of which
an enchanting glimpse war Tt!Me
through the open door, came a youth
who looked to her like some prince
from a fairy land.
She was not accustomed to me luxu
rious habits of the rich, and his dark
blue veh et dressing-g jwn, fastened by
its cord of shimmering, woven gold,
and the richly embroidered smoking
cap which rested on his curly head,
seemed to her altogether too gorgeous
a toilet for a mortal like herself.
But tho illusion only lasted for a
moment. A pair of brown eves, just
tho color of a ripe chestnut, glanced at
her curiously as their owner camo down
"Vou are just tho one I want, Chann
coy. Get my pruning-shears and a
basket off tho table in tho lower hall,
and bring them to me."
Chauncey soon returned with the de
sired articles, and Mabel found hcrseli
following Mr. Gwinne into the garden.
Sho was soon laden with fragrant
spoils, and was sent homeward rejoic
ing with a kindly:
"Como again when those are fade-I,"
from Mr. Gwinne.
When Mabel reached homo and her
mother saw tho flowers, she put out
her hands with a delighted exclama
tion. "Give them to mo, child, quick! The
very sight of them gives mo new
And when Mabel put the- fragrant
clusters into her hands, sho held them
to her face in a mute caress.
After a while she turned her eyes up
on Mabel, w'th a look in thorn which
startled the girl by its intensity.
Sho vas not like Mabel, who was
slight and 7ale, and who looked even
moro childish than her years, with only
her heavy mass of rippling curls and
her dark, appealing eyes to redeem
her face from absolute plainness. She
had evi lentlv once been a woman of
queenly forn and of magnificent beau
ty. Even 'iow her great fover-bright
eyes ami hcllow cheeks bore a wierd,
spec."r-likf semblance of health, but it
"My darling," she whispered, "you
have brought me a blessing, and you
shall be rewarded. To-morrow I will
throw pride to tho winds, and dictate
a letter to my father which shall restore
my child to " her rights. Oh, Mabel,
nature is an unerring teacher, and in
your lovo and obedience to me I have,
at this lato day, learned a lesson of
duty. I was, "when young, carefully
educated in all but that most import
ant of lessons to a child, filial obedi
ence. I va t.rought up to think that
my own wishes must bo gratified at
anv cost; and when I met and loved
your father, instead of waiting patient
ly to gain a consert which my indulg
ent parents could not have long wUh
held to our union, we were married
clandestinely. My one effort at recon
ciliation was not successful and and
But, darling, I am too weary to
say more. Another day I will finish
"Uuf when the morrow's sun shono into
the room, it was to rest, like a voice
less benediction, upon aclay cold form,
and upou a motherless girl alone with
it and her sorrow.
At fust tho desolate child for Mabel
was but fourteen was conscious only
of her bereavement. But soon carco a
thought which wrought with it such
keen'pain that it aroused her to instant
action. Her darling mother must not
be laid away to rest in tho Potter's
Sho would go to the kind old gentle
man -ho had given her the flowers,
and ask him for help in this trying
hour which Ind come to her young
life. She found him at home.
"Oh. sir!" she said pjteously, "my
mother 11 lying co u nuu sun. witn an
the sweet life gone out of hot beautiful
body! You are kind and rich. I know
it is a great deal to iiak, but if you will
keep them from laying her in a charity
grave I will pay back every peany you
The pleading, tear-stained face, the
childish, yot womanly waysof the self
reliant little creature, thus pledged to
fulfill a duty which would entail, long
hours of labor, and days of anchorite
abstinence before it could be accom
plished, touched a chord in Randolph
"Go home, littlo one." he said gent
ly, "and mourn for your dead. Do
not fear; I will see that all needful ar
rangements are attended to."
After all was ovor, Mabel settled
down again to her monotonous routine
of work. Every week sho scrupulous
ly laid asidu a portion of her earnings
and carried them to Mr. Gwinne, who
took them from her with apparent indifference.
I him, and out of respect to her tho man
of business carried it out to the letter.
At last the nnal payment was made.
As Mabel turned to go, after thanking
her benefactor, his voice) recalled her
to his side.
"Littlo Mabol," ho said, "I havo
been an interested spectator of jour
manner of life since you and I made
our bargain. I hare seen your cheeks
grow pale for want of tho food you
persisted in denying yourself, that
you might bring your weekly hoard to
me, and I wondered if one so voting
would bo able to carry out so high a
resolve. You have succeeded, and all
your life long you will have it to re
member. Now, your part is done, and
mine begins. Give me your hand, my
child, for Randolph Gwinne respects
you. More than that ho loves you
well erough to ask you to be his adopt
ed daughter. Come and make your
Lome with me. You shall havo overy
advantage that bountiful means can
provido. You will haro na objections,
Chauncey, mj boy, will jov" as his
grandson amo into tho room.
A lew words explained his measuaf,
and Chauncey turned hit haadsemo
eyes indifferently toward tho hesitating
gin. it was not tne nrsi time tbey
had met as Mabel was conscious in
every fibre of Ker sensitive being, but
Chauncey did not remember her.
So the caif'jss but good-natured
"Of, eourso, grandfather, one mor or
less does not matter in this great
house," sank deep into Mabel's mem
ory, to rise again to tho surface and 'i
fluence her future long after Chaunccj
had forgotten them.
So it was that Mabel was domiciled
at tho Gwinnes. A governess was en
gaged for her, and music and painting
lessons soon occupied tho time not en
gaged in her studies. Thus a year
One morning tho daily paper was
brought a3 usual to Mr. Gwinne, as he
was sitting at the breakfast-table, sip
Suddenly an exclamation from him
arrested Mabel's attention.
Ho had read a notico asking for the
knowledge of tho whereabouts r one
Rachel Irrceland, whose married name
was Wynne. Her only surviving pa
rent had died, and she il living, wai
soli, heiress to a large fortune; if dead,
her childrtii would Inherit.
"Well I remember poor Rach.il,"
said2Ir. "G t Irf no -musingfr. .QWra
the handsomest girl I ever saw. She
gave up all for love, and made a cla -destine
marriagu with a man of whom
h.r parents disapproved. I'oor Rachel
I wonder if she is alive!"
Mabel rose from tiie tnble, and went
to Mr. Gwinne. She was very pa'j."
but her eye shone with excitement.
"Rachel Kreeland was my mother's
maiden name. Oh. my kind benefac
tor, how little you knew whose child it
was you were" befriending! But for
you she would be sleeping in a name
"Truly, the ways of God are mys
terious!" said the kind-hearted old
gentleman, taking off his spectacle to
wipe away tho sudden mist that blurred
Mabel had no difficulty in proving
her claim, as Iht parents' marriage cer
tificate was found- among some papers
stowed away in an old chest. So the
orphan waif adopted by Randolph
Gwinne was now independently wealthy
in her own right.
Mabel was now fifteen. She had not
changed much in personal appearance
during the year of her stay at the
Gwinnes'. Sho was still slight and
rather undersized. Her complexion
was rather sallow, and though her fea
tures were regular, she was undeniably
plain. Her luxuriant shining hair and
lustrous eyes, were, however, sufficient
to redeem her from positive ugliness.
Chauncey was still a student, coming
homo only" for his college vacations,
and then burying hjinsclt in his bo
loved books, so that he was only visible
at meal time .
Suddenly Mr. Gwinne's health failed,
and he was ordered abroad. Mabel,
and Miss Clay. Iht governess, accom-
Eanied him. They remained away from
ome three years.
Then word came to Channcoy that
they were criming home. They were
tired of travel, and Mr. Gwinne had
quite recovered his health.
Chauncey met them at the station.
Ho was handsome and indifferent-looking
as ever, but was truly, in his whole
appearance, a king among men to Ma
bel's partial eyes.
As the little" party he had come to
meet drew near, he gave his grand
father a cordial shake of the hand, and
turned towards Mabel, to tind himself
confronted by a tall, stately girl, with
flashing dark eves, set in a face of such
loTelineis that ho was, for a moment,
"I beg your pardon, I thought it was
my cousin," he said, turning to the
But when Miss Clay's familiar fea
tures met his eyes, he asked:
"Wl ere is Mabel? Have you left
"Don't yon know me. Cousin
Chauncey?" asked a merry voice be
sido him, and the beautiful apparation
he had mistaken for a stranger put out
her gloved hand in a half-playful, half
From that timo tho young student's
Mabel, who had left homo a half
grown girl, had gained with maturity
the rounded suppleness of form as well
as tho queenlv dignity 01 a young
Diana; and witn the rich color, which
had chased arway the pallor of her
cheeks, had come that delicious, deli
cate complexion so rarely seen with
An older and more experienced judge
of beauty would, years before, have
seen its promise in those regular fea
tures, and str.-aght. though at that time,
angular outlines but to her adopted
cousin it was & surprise.
He looked upon it as upon a miracle,
tnd every new glimpse of her bewitch
inf face served but to deepen the im
pression. Bnt Mabel had changed in other
thincrs besides beautv. She waa in-
comprununsioi 10 niui in ner varied
Now grave uovv gay now majestic
a a princess now gentle and simple
as a child.
Chauncey knew not wbat to make of
her. But he was fully conscious of
one ti th: that he loved the very ground
her tiny feet had pressed. He was her
At last ho grew desperate.
She should not thus hold him aloof
and play with his feelings any longer.
It might be amusement to her, but it
was making his life a torture.
So he captured her in the library one
morning, before the rest of the family
had made their appearance, and press
ed his suit with an earnestness which
would have movod a heart ot stone.
But to all appearance it had no effect
upon Mabel. She answered with a
"In a house like this, where 'one
more or less doesn't matter,' it would
be n ell foryou to thin'- twice before
offering yourself to me;' .nd she swept
from the room, leaving Chauncey lost
in a maze of bewilderment and anger.
Her debt was paid; but was Mabel
happy? It was hard to tell from her
appearance in society.
Cha-ncey made no attempt at recon
ciliation; and the two young hearts
daily drifted farther apart, until ona
day it happened that tne same spirit
stirred within them both a longing
for a walk in the garden.
Winter had passed, and summer hvl
come, and so had tbe flowers.
They met beside the same luxuri-int-ly-laden
bushes from which Mabel had
carried the clusters to her sick mcther.
Their eyes met involuntarily. In
spite of his wounded pride, Chauucey's
wild love sprang into renewed li'.e, and
ho held out his arms cntrcatingly.
"Oh. Mabel, forgive me! I was but
a careless, thoughtless boy. It is the
man who now appreciates you, and
loves you better than his own life."
Another moment and Mabel's queen
ly head was resting on his breast.
"It was because I loved you even
then, that your words had power to
stinj mo so cruelly. They rankled all
through tho years'that followed them.
But tSo pain is gone now."
So amid tho flowers was told another
one of those stories as old as the first
love-tale in Eden, and yet as young aa
the morning which ushers in a new
Pool Rack and Billiard Cues.
" 'Time is money' in billiards and
pool as in many other things," said tho
foreman of the largest company in th
country engaged in billiard table manu
facturing to a Tribune reporter, "and
on that account many inventors aro
continually racking their brains for
ideas tbat will benefit billiard men and
put money n their own pockets.'
The olr'-i lioned pool ball racks
will soon be t' -"s of the past. Much
f e is lost in ta ng the balls from the
rack, as at pre' nt constructed, and
depositing them in tho triangle, which
roust also bo put in place before tho
table is ready for a game.
There aro a half-dozen new things in
this line. One is t rack that can be
carried bodily to the table and its con
tents dumped into the triangle. An
other rack is so constructed that th
balls run into a triangle furnished with
..bottom jglide. . The triangle can b
detached from the.raclfauTl earned t -the
table. The bottom slide is then re
moved, leaving the balls in position.
The third .is a combination of rack,
gully, and triangle, and is called "th
automatic pool rack and pully." It is
made of oA or ash, and is ornamental.
The rack is fastened to tho wall. Th
triangle i at the end of the gully. The
gully moves on a hinge and can be
lowered to tho level of the table. The
balls run into the gully and thence into
tho triangle, which occupies its proper
position on the table. A motion of th
wrist put triangle and gully into posi
tion against tbe wall, and the rack is
ready once more for the reception of
tho balls. Cue-racks are made in vari
ous styles, but nothing particularly
new or striking, except in tho way of
ornamentation, has been developed in
their manufacture during th last few
Taste in billiard cues takes a wide
range, but all tastes can be satisfied at
the warerooms in this city. There they
can be seen in all stages of manufact
ure. They range in price from 50 cents
to as many dollars. The tips are mad
of ash or maple. Tho butts are fash
ioned of ebony, walnut, tulip, amaranth
(a close-grained reddish colored wood,
susceptible of a high degree of polish),
mahogany, snakewood, cocoa, bola,
rosewood, and a number of other
woods. Sometimes three or four differ
t kinds of wood are used for center
Eieces, or in the butt. All sorts of com
inations are attempted in the manu
facture of fancy, special, or exhibition
cues. Many aro ornamented with
name, pieces of inlaid pearl, ivory, sil
ver, and gold, according to the taste of
the owner. The leather tips with which
cues are furnished were invented by a
Frenchman named Mingaud,inl823,and
in the same year were introduced into
this country. France has a monopoly
of their manufacture to this day. They
are imported ready for use.
The average length of the American
cue is 4 feet 9 inches. The weight
ranges from 17 to 21 ounces. The
favorite sizes of tips arc nine and ten
sixteenths of an inch. Cues 6 feet 6
inches in length have been made for
special orders.and cues of great weight
have been sent to South America, where
they play the game on tables measuring
7i by 15 feet, and occasionally as large
as 8 by 16 feet, and with balls weighing
from 13 to 16 ounces. Vignaux uses a
maple cue, with an ebony outt and an
ivory butt piece. His name appears on
a bit of inlaid pearl. Many cues are
made with handsomely carved butts
Tha carving adds to tho appearance of
tho cue, and enables the player to take
a firm grip. Many corrugated butts
are also used. Handsome cues range
is price from $5 to $15 Aiew York
m . m
Tha Lawyer "Who Was Left.
About a month before the failure of
the Middletown Bank a certain young
doctor in that village wished to invest
$500 in Middletown Bank stock. Mak
ing his wishes known to a legal friend
the L f. informed him that he knew
where that amount of stock could be
had fo: about $625. The doctorat once
authomod his legal friend to secure
the stock for him at that price, but not
hearing anything more about it the
doctor concluded that his legal friend
had failed to secure the stock for him
and paid no more attention to the mat
ter. The legal friend did buy the stock
a week before the failure at the figures
given above, and suddenly realizing
that it was a pretty good thing to have,
concluded to keep it himself and said
nothing about it to tbo man of physics.
He did so, and tl e man of law kept the)
stock and has it yet, while the doctor
is convinced that a righteous judgment
can overtake a lawyer. Goshen Mejub